Angie Baynham MNCS (Acc)
Working as a person-centred counsellor, it is my aim to provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment in which you can talk about anything that may be troubling you. I work with many issues, including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, stress, relationship breakdown, infertility, aging, suicidal thoughts, to name a few.
Life isn't always easy. In fact sometimes it is downright difficult. And when things get tough, it can seem impossible to talk to family and friends without feeling judged or that everyone is telling you what they think you should or shouldn't do. However, talking might be exactly what you need to do to help make sense of your thoughts and feelings.
During the first few sessions of counselling I work on building a relationship with my client, which I believe is key to the development of trust. Once a trusting relationship exists, clients start to feel secure and therefore able to talk about and explore what they are feeling.
Talking about and exploring your feelings can help you to understand them. You are then in a position to learn to accept the things that cannot be changed and to find ways to move forward with the things that you do have control over. The way I work is not to offer advice, rather I work with you to help you to find your own way forward.
I offer both long- and short-term counselling from my dedicated counselling room at my home in Belmesthorpe, just outside Stamford. Sometimes just a few sessions might be all that are needed to help you work through a problem, in other instances long-term work may be the answer to helping you resolve the issues that are affecting your life.
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society. I undergo regular supervision and participate in regular and ongoing continuing professional development to support my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4) including units in Humanistic Theory, Therapeutic Practice and Helping Children & Young People
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 2)
- Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
I attend regular training days to support my work, which to date have included subjects such as mindfulness, treating generalised anxiety disorder and panic attacks, self-harm, eating disorders and working with suicidal clients.
I graduated from university with a B.Pharm (Hons) but then moved into the world of publishing where I worked for many years. While bringing up my two children a growing interest in what makes people tick led me to retrain as a counsellor.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
I am happy to have a preliminary conversation with you over the phone with no charge or obligation.
An initial counselling session will cost £30 for 50 minutes.
Should you then decide that counselling is right for you and you feel you would like to work with me, subsequent sessions will cost £30 for 50 minutes.
I offer daytime and evening sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|